|Subject:||Sabine/Neches Daily Update|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 02, 2011|
***SPECIAL NOTICE UPDATE***
Beginning March 1, 2011 through May 31, 2011 TXDOT will conduct
maintenance on the MLK/Gulf Gate Bridge. Maximum air draft for
ALL VESSELS transiting the Sabine/Neches waterway will be reduced
FOUR DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS STARTED INBOUND AT 0500/2ND. AT THIS
TIME, NO DAYLIGHT RESTRICTED VESSELS ARE SCHEDULED FOR OUTBOUND TRANSIT
Vessels that meet one of the following
criteria are considered daylight restricted.
85,000 Dead Weight or over
875 ft Length Over All or over
125 ft Beam or over
Please find the following updated daylight restriction times
from the Sabine Pilots for the Sabine/Neches Channel.
ExxonMobil 0500-0930 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0500-1000 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0500-1030 Hrs
Chevron 0500-1030 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0500-1130 Hrs
Total 0500-1200 Hrs
ExxonMobil 0600-1300 Hrs
Oil Tanking 0600-1330 Hrs
Sun Terminal 0600-1400 Hrs
Chevron 0600-1400 Hrs
Motiva Pt. Neches 0600-1500 Hrs
Total 0600-1500 Hrs
Fina Anchorage 0600-1530 Hrs
CHANNEL DRAFT:MAX.40FT FW.
AIRDRAFT :MAX. 136FT AT 40FT FW.(THREE BRIDGES)
TERMINALS REQUIRING AIRDRAFT RESTRICTION:
PORT OF PORT ARTHUR
PORT OF ORANGE
EXXONMOBIL REFIN. AND CHEMICAL.
PORT OF BEAUMONT
YELLOW/ELEVATED - MARSEC 1
USCG – clarification re salvage and marine firefighting
The US Coast Guard issued a clarification regarding its salvage and marine
firefighting requirements for vessel response plans (VRPs) for oil. On
September 3, the agency announced that the Office of Management and Budget
(OMB) had approved the collection of information associated with those
requirements. The announcement also indicated that the requirement would be
enforced beginning September 3. The Coast Guard has now clarified that the
information collection will be enforced as of February 22, 2011, when the
salvage and marine firefighting regulations come into force. 75 Fed. Reg.
55973 (September 15, 2010).
Coldest night of the season expected across Southeast Texas tonight with a
Wind Chill Advisory and Hard Freeze Warning. Temperatures tonight will
bottom out in the lower-to-middle twenties in the Triangle to the upper-
teens to twenty in the Lakes Area. Thursday will be cloudy with highs only
in the middle-thirties. Late Thursday Night, freezing rain and sleet are
expected. The precipitation will change over to snow early Friday morning
and last until the mid-morning hours. Warmer, sunny weather expected this
weekend. Highs bouncing back into the seventies Monday. Tuesday, another
Arctic Cold Front with FALLING TEMPERATURES expected next Tuesday.
Tonight will be the coldest night so far this Winter Season. Variable
cloudiness is expected with no precipitation. Temperatures cold drop to
the lower-twenties in the Triangle to near-twenty in the Lakes Area.
Northerly winds are expected. A Hard Freeze Warning is in effect meaning
temperatures will drop to below 25. A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect
meaning single-digit wind chills are expected.
Wednesday will be cloudy and very cold. Highs will only warm into the
middle-thirties. Breezy northerly winds are forecasted.
Thursday, cold weather will continue. No precipitation is expected. Lows
will be in the middle-twenties with afternoon highs in the middle-thirties.
Breezy northerly winds are expected.
Thursday Night, freezing rain is expected after about 7PM and will last
through Friday Morning. As the cold upper-level trough moves into the
area, then the precipitation will change over to sleet and then snow Friday
Afternoon. This will likely produce a travel nightmare. Residents of
Southeast Texas should begin to put together preparedness items. It is a
bit early to tell wether or not this event could rival the Ice Storm of
Friday will be very cold with an 80% coverage of freezing rain during the
morning changing to sleet and snow during the afternoon. Lows will be in
the middle-twenties with highs in the middle-thirties with a breezy
Saturday, after a very cold start in the middle-twenties highs will warm
into the middle-fifties under sunny skies. Westerly winds are expected.
Sunday, will be sunny and warmer. Lows will be in the middle-thirties with
afternoon highs in the lower-sixties. South to southwesterly winds are
Monday will be warm and partly cloudy with a 20% showers during the
afternoon. Breezy southerly winds are expected. Lows will be in the
middle-forties with afternoon highs in the middle-seventies.
Tuesday, another Arctic Cold Front will sweep through Southeast Texas with
a 40% coverage of rain. Temperatures will fall from near sixty to the
upper-thirties late. Winds will be southerly and then shift northwesterly.
Short Term Forecast
Triangle Tonight: Variable cloudiness, very cold, HARD FREEZE WARNING,
WIND CHILL ADVISORY...no precipitation forecasted. Low near: 22 Winds: N
Triangle Wednesday: Cloudy, very cold...no precipitation forecasted. High
near: 36 Winds: N 12-20 mph.
Lakes Tonight: Variable cloudiness, very cold, HARD FREEZE WARNING, WIND
CHILL ADVISORY...no precipitation. Low near: 19 Winds: NW-N 8-18 mph.
Lakes Wednesday: Cloudy, very cold...no precipitation forecasted. High
near: 34 Winds: N 10-15 mph.
Thursday: Cloudy, very cold...no precipitation forecasted. Low near: 25
High near: 35 Winds: N 10-18 mph.
Thursday Night: 40% freezing rain. Low near: 27
Friday: 80% freezing rain, changing over to sleet and snow during the
afternoon. High near: 33 WInds: N-NW 8-15 mph.
Saturday: Sunny, warmer...no precipitation forecasted. Low near: 25 High
near: 57 Winds: W 6-12 mph.
Sunday: Sunny, warmer...no precipitation forecasted. Low near: 36 High
near: 63 Winds: S-SW 6-15 mph.
Monday: Partly cloudy, breeze, warmer, 20% afternoon showers...1/4"
rainfall forecasted. Low near: 47 High near: 74 Winds: S 8-18 mph.
Tuesday: Cloudy, 40% rain by noon, FALLING TEMPERATURES...1/3" to 1/2"
rainfall forecasted. Morning high near 60 falling to 43 late. Winds: S
shifting NW 8-18 mph.
|Notice posted on Wednesday, February 02, 2011|
For quality assurance purposes please note well that while the above information is regularly vetted for accuracy it is not intended to replace the local knowledge or expertise pertaining to port conditions of our marine operations personnel. Port précis should always be verified by contacting the corresponding marine department of a particular location for the most up-to-date information.